Macau tourism shopping can not only go shopping in large shopping malls, but also choose different shopping venues for different purchasing needs.
Today I will share with you how to buy specific products.
Shopping by Category
Furniture and Antiques
Portuguese Fine Wines
Traditional Chinese Delicacies
Art Galleries and Bookstores
1.Furniture and Antiques
There are many excellent shops all over Macao and in Coloane Village selling authentic antiques and fine reproductions but the most concentrated area is bounded by Rua de São Paulo, Rua das Estalagens, and Rua de Santo António, in the environs of the Ruins of St Paul’s at the foot of Monte Fortress. Many antique furniture pieces are imported from Mainland China and renovated locally. And there is also antique reproduction furniture made of high quality wood. Most of the shops offer shipping and delivery services at reasonable prices. Aside from furniture stores, antique shops are also concentrated in this district.
A. Rua de São Paulo
B .Rua das Estalagens
C .Rua de Santo António
Imported duty-free, the many grades of gold available in Macao can be an exceptional bargain. Silver, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones are also duty-free and widely available: the selection is limited only by the amount you want to pay.
Many reputable jewellery shops can be found near major hotels, on Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro and on Avenida de Horta e Costa, as well as in star-rated hotels. It is always a good idea to shop around and compare prices before making a luxury purchase. Ask for a warranty card for jewellery and gold items . . . and be sure to keep your receipts.
A .Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro
B. Avenida de Horta e Costa
3.Portuguese Fine Wines
Many supermarkets and even the smaller grocery stores in Macao display lots of different kinds of Portuguese wine at prices ranging from about MOP$50 for an ordinary table wine to several hundred for a fine aged Port. You can also shop for more discounted fine wines at the duty-free shops located in the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Macau International Airport.
4.Traditional Chinese Delicacies
Many neighbourhoods in Macao support numerous shops selling dried meat and seafood, herbs and other traditional Chinese foodstuffs and medicines. The most popular shopping areas can be found in Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Rua da Felicidade and Avenida de Horta e Costa.
A .Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro
B. Rua da Felicidade
C. Avenida de Horta e Costa
Taipa Island is renowned for its traditional pastries, and along the famous food street Rua do Cunha in Taipa Old Village some shops have been baking and selling fragrant sweetmeats for generations. In Macao, you can find pastry shops around Senado Square and along Rua de S. Paulo near the Ruins of St. Paul’s. Many other delectable confections found in local shops make great authentic ‘Taste of Macao’ presents for visitors to take home. A famous Portuguese specialty in Macao, ‘Pastéis de Nata’ – or little egg tarts – are sold at good cafes and bakeries in the city and in Coloane, and are best when eaten hot direct from the oven!
A. Rua do Cunha
It is a narrow but bustling pedestrian street in the heart of Taipa village. Walking on the street, you will see the original community of the Island and find countless famed old restaurants that offer plenty of traditional cuisines. This small maze of narrow lanes and alleys is always packed with tourists. The Street was turned into the first pedestrian zone in Macao in 1983. Since then, it becomes a popular place for shops selling desserts, almond biscuits, egg rolls, coconut flakes and peanut candies, some of which you can buy as souvenirs. Built in the early 19th century, the Old Market is now reincarnated as a local cultural hub that adds vibrancy to this neighbourhood – the interesting Taipa Flea Market sets up stalls every Sunday in the square, where you can find many pretty hand-made items. It’s definitely an attraction that you can’t afford missing.
6.Art Galleries and Bookstores
Many local and foreign artists reside in Macao and their work can often be seen in local galleries. Public exhibitions are held in the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery of IAM, the Pavilion in Lou Lim Ieoc Garden, Macao Museum of Art and Tap Seac Gallery. From time to time, there are also exhibitions at the UNESCO Centre of Macau and the bookstores such as the Portuguese Bookstore and Plaza Cultural Macau Ltd., some exhibited works are for sale. Traditional Chinese paintings can be found at Chinese arts and crafts stores. For ancient paintings, browse through the selections on sale in several shops on Rua de Santo António.
A. Temporary Exhibitions Gallery of IAM
Address:Av. Almeida Ribeiro, 163
B. Lou Lim Ieoc Garden
Address:No. 10 Estrada de Adolfo Loureiro, Macau
C .Macao Museum of Art
Address:Av. Xian Xing Hai, Macao
D .Tap Seac Gallery
Address:Av. Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, No. 95, Macau
E. UNESCO Centre of Macau
Address:Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção, n.os 403-439, Macau
F Portuguese Bookstore
Address:Rua de S. Domingos, Nos. 18-22, R/C, Macau
G .Plaza Cultural Macau Ltd.
Address:Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, No. 32G, Edifício Tong Fat, R/C, Macau
H .Rua de Santo António
In regard to the situation of the novel coronavirus, the Taipa Flea Market will be temporarily closed in March.
The most popular flea market in Macao is situated near the Ruins of St Paul’s but is a little off the beaten tourist track. Follow Rua de S. Paulo to Rua das Estalagens and turn down the hill to the next narrow street. Go past the shops selling antiques, the tailor shops, and other small shops until the road forks. Visitors may occasionally find hawkers setting up stall on the pavement selling antique items such as pottery, statues, posters, toys and stamps.
There is another interesting flea market on Taipa. The bustling Taipa Flea Market sets up stalls from 11:00am to 8:00pm every Sunday in Bombeiros Square in Taipa Village. Dozens of stalls sell hundreds of surprise items from traditional delicacies to elusive souvenirs and accessories, and attract many bargain hunters seeking that special memento of Macao.
A. Rua das Estalagens
B. Bombeiros Square
The above is the introduction of 7 Macau shopping malls. Friends who want to buy some special products while traveling in Macau can go shopping!